The ‘selfie phenomenon’ may have something to do with this rise in cosmetic filler treatments. Social media sites are evolving at a staggering pace that some are struggling to keep up with. Standard selfies are quickly being replaced with highly filtered images that make even the most beautiful raw image almost feel mediocre and plain in comparison to some. Each photo undergoes this constant scrutiny that leaves many feeling insecure and looking for ways to improve their appearance.
Another factor that may be worth considering is the evolution of role models in today’s society. In a world of reality stars and unlimited access into their daily lives via social media, the role they play may be bigger than people realize. These influencers share so much of their private lives that most of their followers know their favorite snacks, television shows and even what they use to whiten their teeth. So fans notice when their features noticeably change in ways that can only be enhanced by fillers or something more permanent like surgery.
However, this generation seems to be shedding the stigmas surrounding keeping secrets of the things people do for the sake of beauty. In the past, it was always taboo and almost shameful to share, but times are changing slowly but surely. Many celebrities are upfront about their cosmetic procedures without shame. And for a good reason to some degree. What is shameful about wanting to look your best?
Dr. Ken Collins, leading Spokane area cosmetic dentist says,
“Cosmetic dentistry is more affordable than it ever has been before and people are realizing that it’s within their reach to look their best and feel great about themselves. Non-invasive options like teeth whitening and cosmetic injections are safe, affordable treatments that can help boost confidence. And contrary to popular belief, they aren’t just for women. Men want to look good and feel good about themselves, too.”
Collins brings up an interesting point. Since 2000 the number of men receiving Botox injections has risen by 337 percent. This has led to the development of the term ‘Brotox.’ In 2014, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, over 400,000 men in the United States received these ‘Brotox’ injections.
One of the draws to Botox lies in its ability to relax the muscles in the face that are used when expressing emotions. Some millennials appear actually to be using it to help prevent wrinkles. Since it wears off after a few months, those hoping to use it for prevention would need to commit to long-term, regular treatments. Other habits of this generation show they are taking their skin and overall health seriously through preventative measures. You won’t find a majority of this age group in tanning salons, at the beach without sunscreen or fans of smoking.
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